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Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome


Dr Hedera

Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, Vanderbilt University, United States

Dr Hedera

Editor-in-Chief: Peter Hedera, MD, PhD

Dr. Hedera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He is a member of the Movement Disorders Division and also serves as a Co-Director of the Huntington’s Disease Clinic. He is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Medical Genetics. His postgraduate clinical training was completed at the University of Michigan in neurology, medical genetics and fellowship in Movement disorders. Dr. Hedera’s clinical focus is on inherited neurodegenerative disorders and on surgical therapy of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He also actively participates in clinical trials, including the management of spasticity and cervical dystonia with botulinum toxins, and Quality of life and Stereotactic Radio Surgery for treatment of tremor.

Dr. Hedera has also established a neuro-genetic research laboratory combining genetic methods of gene mapping and cloning, and molecular characterization of selected genes using an invertebrate model organism Caenorhabditis elegans and mammalian neuronal cell cultures.  His independent research is focused on determination of the most critical aspects of neurodegeneration pertinent to human diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and hereditary spastic paraplegia.

Dr. Hedera published more than 130 papers in peer reviewed journals. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation and International Essential Tremor Foundation. Dr. Hedera is an elected member of the American Neurological Association.  He is also a member of the editorial board for Journal of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Studies, Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and Neurology.                                   


Editorial Board

Alberto Albanese, Professor of Neurology, Istituto di Neurologia, Università Cattolica del sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy

Masharip Atadzhanov, MD, PhD, DSc, FRSP, Professor of neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Zambia, Zambia

Claudio L. A. Bassetti, Chairman and Head, Neurology Department, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland

Madhuri Behari, Professor and Head, Department of Neurology, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institue of Medical Science, New Delhi, India

Thomas L. Davis, Professor of Neurology; Director, Division of Movement Disorders, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Xiang Gao, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Research Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health, Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA, USA

Dr. Ghouse, Faculty, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Canada

David J. Houghton, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Movement and Memory Disorders, Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Yuqing Li, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of FL, USA

Ali Rajput, Professor Emeritus of Neurology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Abdul Qayyum Rana, Founding Editor. Director of Parkinson’s Clinic of Eastern Toronto and Movement Disorders Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Sackner, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIMS, Inc., Voluntary Professor of Medicine at Mt Sinai Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL, USA

Oksana Suchowersky, Professor of Medicine, Medical Genetics, and Pediatrics, Toupin Research Chair in Neurology Director, Clinical Genetics, University of Calgary, Canada

Daniel Truong, President of the International Association for Parkinsonism and Related Disorders; The Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Institute, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

Peter Valkovic, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Second Department of Neurology, Comenius University Faculty of Medicine, Bratislava, Slovakia

Arthur S. Walters, Professor of Neurology, Division of Sleep Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Dr. Woulfe, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada

Theresa Zesiewicz, Professor of Neurology, Director of USF Ataxia Research Center, The Frances J. Zesiewicz Foundation for Parkinson's Disease at USF, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic at the PADREC, Tampa, FL, USA